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DIY Lace Espadrilles

DIY Lace Espadrilles

DIY shoe making is the rage right now and DIY Lace Espadrilles fit within that trend beautifully. Dritz® espadrilles can make that happen with a complete range of products from the soles to the pins and needles. Creating your very own espadrilles covered from tip to toe in Decorative Trimmings elegant lace trim takes it to the next level.

DIY Lace Espadrilles Supplies:

2 yards appx Venice Lace – Gothic Rose Venice Lace

Dritz® espadrille soles, interfacing,  and supplies

1/4  yard each of woven medium weight fabric & lining of your choice

Basic sewing, pressing, measuring and cutting supplies

DIY Lace Espadrilles How To:

Following the manufacturer’s directions included in the packaging, cut out two front and two back pieces from the fabric and lining of your choice.

1. Lay lace across the right side of the front fabric, following the gentle curve of the pattern piece. Pin in place. Note: the first piece of lace should be set 1/4 inch below the top edge. 

2.Continue adding rows of lace, tucking in each of the rows under the first.

3.Adjust the placement of the rows of lace so that the last row ends with the bottom edge.

4.Repeat adding lace to the right sides of the back fabric.

Cover the lace covered pieces with linings and pin together. Continue following the manufacturer’s instructions to complete the espadrilles.

Note:  Espadrilles will stay cleaner longer if you spray the surface with a protection spray such as ScotchGuard®.

DIY Lace Espadrille Step Outs

DIY Lace Espadrille Step Outs

Decorative Trimmings Christmas Boot

Christmas Boot web
Design by Lorine Mason

Looking to make a statement with your Christmas Boot. Dramatic fabric choices make the perfect canvas for Decorative Trimmings Fringe and Midas trims.

Decorative Trimmings Christmas Boot Supply List:

Fabric – ½ yard & ¼ yard coordinating prints plus ½ yard of lining fabric

Fringe Trim – 2/3 of yard

Midas Trim – 1 ½ yards

Fusible Fleece – ½ yard

Fusible Web

Thread

Sewing Machine

Basic Sewing, Cutting, Measuring and Pressing tools & supplies

 Decorative Trimmings Christmas Boot How to:

Increase the pattern size and cut out two from the main, lining fabric and fusible fleece.

Following the manufacturer’s directions, press fusible fleece to the back of the main fabric stocking pieces.

Press fusible web to the back of the coordinating print and cut out the two boot accent pieces.

Remove the paper backing from the fusible web and press the cutouts to the front of the boot.

Stitch Midas trim along top edge of the heel accent as well as along the either side of the calf accent.

With right sides together, stitch the two boot sections together. Clip curves and points and turn right side out. Press well.

With right sides together, stitch the two boot lining sections together. Clip curves and points and insert the lining into the inside of the boot. Baste around the top edge.

Measure the top edge of the boot and cut a length of coordinating fabric for the boot cuff this measurement plus 1 inch x 8 inches wide.

With right sides together, stitch the short ends of the cuff together. Press the seam open and fold in half right sides out.

Stitch fringe along the folded edge of the cuff, turning under and overlapping the ends. Cover the top edge of the fringe with Midas trim, stitching along the top and bottom edges, turning under and overlapping the ends.

Cut a 10 inch x 2 inches for the hanging tab. Fold in half lengthwise and press. Open the fold and fold each of the raw edges in towards the middle fold line. Press well then refold along the center fold. Top stitch along either edge.

Fold the hanging tab in half and pin to the back seam line of the boot along the top edge.

Insert the boot cuff into the boot with the trimmed edge facing the inside of the boot. Pin well, then stitch along the top edge using a ½ inch seam. Turn the cuff over the top edge of the boot leaving 1 inch along the inside edge. Press well.

To request a copy of the pattern, leave a comment.

 

 

 

 

DIY Halloween Faux Leather Fringe

Faux Leather Fringe Cowboy Treat Bag Front Web

 

Faux Leather Fringe Halloween Cowboy Treat Bag

Finish off that costume idea with the perfect bag.  Another option – ‘Mix It Up’ and go for something totally different from your costume theme. Halloween is all about being different so show your style with this fun Halloween Cowboy Treat Bag. Through the combination of Decorative Trimmings Faux Leather Fringe and Oly*fun the cost and the sewing time is kept to a minimum.  

Supplies for Faux Leather Fringe Halloween Cowboy Treat Bag:

Cowboy Treat Bag Back Web

Cut the following pieces from oly*fun™

Sky Blue               Pattern                                Snow White       Pattern 

(2) 16” x 20”        Front & Back of Bag   (2) Pattern          Front Yoke

(2) 5” x 20”          Sides                                     (1) Pattern          Back Yoke

(1) 2” x 20”          Button Placket                  Jet Black      Pattern    

(2) Pattern          Collar                                   (1) 4” x 41”   Top Binding Strip

(1) 4” x 41”          Top Binding Strip           (1) 2” x 40”          Strap Lining

(1) 2” x 40”         Strap                                     (1) Pattern          Neck Tie

Lemon Drop      Pattern   

(1) Pattern          Star

Instructions for Faux Leather FringeHalloween Cowboy Treat Bag:

All seams are 1/2” unless otherwise stated. Set your iron to the silk setting and always use a pressing cloth. Both sides of oly*fun™ can be considered the right side of the fabric, the choice really is yours to make, however be consistent for a more finished look. To receive a copy of the pattern leave a comment at the end of the post asking for the pattern and it will be sent to your email address. 

With right sides together, stitch along the length of the straps. Turn right side out. Press, then topstitch down either side. Cut in half. Diagram A

Pin the yoke sections on top of the front and back sections of the bag, matching the top edges of the bag. Diagram B

Pin faux leather fringe along the bottom edges of each of  the yokes. Top stitch along the top edge and then again ¼” below the first line of stitching. Trim the edge of the faux leather fringe even with the edges of the bag front and back. Top stitch ¼” up from the top edge of the trim. Diagram C

Fold each of the edges of the placket strip in to meet at the center back and press well. Center the placket down the center front of the bag and top stitch along either side. Diagram D

Pin the collar sections on top of the placket even with the top edge of the bag. Top stitch along both edges. Diagram E

Pin the Star cut out in place on the front of the bag and top stitch. Diagram F

Pin the sides to the back of the bag, right sides together. Stitch. Press the seam towards the side and top stitch 3/8” away from the seam line. Repeat stitching the sides to the bag front. Diagram G

With right sides together fold the bag in half and press a crease into the side seams. Stitch the bottom seam. Diagram H

Fold the bottom of the bag so that the bottom seam aligns with the side creases and forms a point. Stitch across the point, using the side seams as a guideline. Diagram I

Pin the straps to the top edge of the bag, spacing them 8” apart. Diagram J

Fold the binding strip in half right sides together and stitch forming a loop. Fold in half lengthwise and press. Diagram K

Pin the binding strip to the inside edge of the bag and stitch. Fold the binding strip over the top edge of the bag, covering the seamline. Top stitch the binding strip in place. Diagram L

Tie a knot at the center point of the neck tie. Center the neck tie over the collar and stitch in place. Sew buttons along the placket, collar points and at the center of the Star. Insert cardboard into the bottom of the bag. Diagram M

Faux Leather Fringe Cowboy bag

Cowboy Treat Bag

Cowboy Treat Bag

Hat and Scarf Set with Polar Puff Trim

Polar Puff Hat & Scarf

 

Supplies: Hat and Scarf Set with Polar Puff Trim

Purchased Fleece Hat or/create your own using a favorite pattern and fleece fabric
Fleece Fabric ( scarf ) – 1/4 yard
Assorted colors of Polar Puff Trim

How to:   Hat and Scarf Set with Polar Puff Trim

Cut two 54” x 5” strips. Trim ends at 45 degrees.

With right sides together, stitch the scarf front and back together using a 1/2” seam and leaving a 4” opening along one side. Clip corners.

Turn right side out and press carefully. Hand stitch the opening closed

Stitch Polar Puff trim 3/4 “ in from outside edges of the scarf, overlapping the ends.

Stitch Polar Puff trim to the right side of the hat’s bottom edge, overlapping the ends.

Roll the bottom edge of the hat back onto itself , forming a cuff.

Hand stitch Polar Puff flowers to the hat’s cuff, placing them slightly to one side of the center front.

Polar Puff - Child's Hat & Scarf

Creating Polar Puff Flowers

Wrap Polar Puff into a tight spiral until you have achieved the size desired. Cut Polar Puff and then using a needle and thread; stitch into the the back of the spiral to secure. Add a second color of Polar Puff continuing the spiral and stitching as you wrap.

Polar Puff - Child's Hat & Scarf

DIY Drawstring BackPack featuring Polar Puff Trim

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Supplies for DIY Drawstring BackPack featuring Polar Puff Trim:

Fleece Fabric – 1/2 yard each of two colors
Cotton Fabric for Lining – 1/2 yard
Grommets – Three 5/8”
Drawstring Cording – 3 1/2 yards
Assorted colors of Polar Puff Trim

How to for DIY Drawstring BackPack featuring Polar Puff Trim:

Cut the following from Fleece & Lining Fabric:
Bag Front & Back
Two 15” by 17“ rectangles
Front Pocket #1
One 15” x 14” x 8”
Front Pocket #2
One 15” x 5” x12”
Lining Fabric Only:
Drawstring Channel
Two 4” x 14” rectangles

  1. With right sides together, place the pocket lining on top of the corresponding fleece pocket.  Stitch along the top seam line.
  2. Turn right side out and press carefully. Top stitch polar puff trim to the pocket fronts,using the project photo as a guide to placement.
  3. Layer Pocket 1 on top of the bag front, aligning it up with the sides and bottom edge of the bag front. Cover with Pocket #2 and pin.
  4. Top stitch a vertical line, starting at the point the pockets cross and stitching through all layers of the pockets and bag front. Following the manufacturer’s directions apply a grommet to the bag front.
  5. Layer the bag back on top of the bag front, right sides together. Stitch along the sides and bottom edges. Clip the corners. Turn right side out and press.
  6. Turn under the sides of the drawstring channel pieces 1” and top stitch. Fold each channel piece in half lengthwise right sides out and press.
  7. Pin each of the channel strips to the top edge of the bag back and front.
  8. With right sides together, stitch the bag lining pieces together along the sides and bottom edges leaving a 4” opening along the bottom edge.  Clip the corners.
  9. Insert the bag inside of the bag lining. Pin then Stitch along the top edge.
  10. Pull the bag through the opening at the bottom of the lining. Top stitch the opening  closed.
  11. Insert the lining down into the body of the bag. Top stitch 1/2” down from the top edge of each of the drawstring channels, as well as 1/2” below the bottom edge of the channels.
  12. Following the manufacturer’s directions; apply grommets to each corner of the bag.
  13. Cut the drawstring in half. Attach a large safety pin to one end of one of the drawstrings; thread it through the front and back channels, starting on the left side of the bag.  Repeat with the second drawstring starting on the right hand side of the bag. Adjust the cords so that they are even. Thread through the bottom grommets from front to back. Double knot the two cords together. Tie an overhand knot at the end of each of the cords to prevent fraying, then trim close to the knot.

Drawstring BackPack Blog Post Diagrams

Drawstring BackPack Blog Post Diagrams

DIY Wrist Clutch with Lace Trim

Foldover Evening Bag 400

DIY Wrist Clutch Design by Lorine Mason

Simple foldover Wrist Clutch perfect for a pair of sunglasses, some lipstick and whatever else you might need on your next outing. Choose your favorite Decorative Trimmings and  dress up the the basic canvas fabric base. Slip the strap over your wrist and you are on your way.

Supplies for the DIY Wrist Clutch with Lace Trim:

  • Decorative Trimmings – Assorted
  • Canvas – 1/4 yard
  • Cotton print lining fabric – 1/4 yard
  • Medium weight fusible interfacing
  • Large snap fastener
  • 1 1/4 inch metal ring
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic Sewing, Measuring, Cutting and Pressing Tools & Supplies

How To make a DIY  Wrist Clutch with Lace Trim:

Using the pattern, cut out one clutch from the canvas fabric, a second from the lining fabric and a third from the fusible interfacing. To request a full size pattern, leave a comment at the bottom of this post asking for the pattern for the DIY Wrist Clutch with Lace Trim.

Iron interfacing to the back of the purse. Press fold lines across the width of the purse using the measurements provided. Stitch two rows of lace trim across the front of the purse, spacing them 1/2 inch apart. See Diagram A

Wrist Clutch

Stitch braided trim on top of the lace trim. Stitch a second piece of braided trim along the bottom edge, placing it 1 1/4 inch up from the bottom edge. With right sides together, fold the strap tab in half and stitch using a 1/4 inch seam. Turn right side out, press , then top stitch down either side. Fold in half and insert metal ring. See Diagram B

Cut a 2 inch by 12 inch strip. With right sides together, fold in half and stitch using a 1/4 inch seam. Turn right side out, press, then top stitch down either side. Fold in half, and insert metal ring. Stitch across the raw ends. Turn the strap inside out, sliding the seam next to the ring and top stitch across the end.  See Diagram C

Pin the strap to the bag front, attaching it 1/4 inch below the upper fold line. See Diagram D

Wrist Clutch

With right sides together, cover the purse front with the purse lining. Stitch around the outside edges, using a 1/2 inch seam and leaving a 4 inch opening along one side. Clip corners, turn right side out and press.  See Diagram D

Create the purse pocket by folding the bottom edge of the purse along the lower fold line. Top stitch around the outside edge of the purse; stitching 3/8 of an inch from the outside edges. Create the purse flap by folding the top edge of the purse along the upper fold line.   Follow the manufacturer’s directions to apply a snap closure to the purse front.  See Diagram E

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